Is An Acoustic Neuroma A Brain Tumor?

Acoustic neuroma, also called vestibular schwannoma, is a rare non-cancerous tumor. The tumor then presses on the hearing and balance nerves in the inner ear. Schwann cells normally wrap around and support nerve fibers. A large tumor can press on the facial nerve or brain structures.

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Acoustic neuromas constitute 6 to 10 percent of all brain tumors. They are typically non-cancerous and do not metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. However, as they grow, they can push on parts of the brain, impacting functions that can become life-threatening. Among the primary symptoms are …

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